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Dec 21, 2017

Epic, beautiful, STORMLIGHT!

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I haven't yet listened to this album while reading, but it's definitely fitting for anything, whether it's baking, eating making homework or whatever. It creates a fantastical atomosphere of some kind. Toda while making cookies I listened to the soundtrack and so many scenes from the book popped into my head. I don't know if they were the scenes the songs were intended for, as I didn't really look at the titles then, but I do know that I've never had so much fun baking!

My favorite song is "Alethi Code of War". I can't exactly say why, but it just stayed with me since I heard it and it was the irst sng of which I ust HAD to know the title. It's epic but beautiful yet something else too. "Rysn" is really beautiful, specially the flute parts... "The King's Wit" - well, it just always makes me grin. "The Shattered Plains" and "Bridge Four" as well as "The Tower" and "The Knight's Radiant Theme" are thse epic songs where my heart swells out of some weird reason. Additionally, "The Blackthorn" has a calming melody in between the epic parts. I must admit, most f the slower or more quiet songs didn't really stay with me but blended int the background perfectly. I wouldn't be able to remember them, but neither would I skip them during my listen. An exception for the slower songs is "Hearthstone" - it's perfect for Tien. The soft singing gives me chills. Equally beautiful are "Tien" and "Shallan's Lullaby". The latter is honestly breathtaking. "Wandersail" painted the most vivid picture of a scene in my head. "Warrior" is just cool. Nothing more to say.

 

Wow, so this was much more in-depth than I had planned... Well, whatever. To sum it all up: Beautiful, epic and Stormlight in masses. I don't think you need to know the book to enjoy the soundtrack, but there are definitely moments you will savour because of a thing that happened at that moment in the book. Had that awesome feeling at the "Bridge Four Shield" song.

Dec 29, 2017

Fantastic! I wrote Bridge Four, Bridge Four Shield, Shattered Plains, Warrior and The Tower. I'm glad you got the feels from it! You're right, so many of the tracks on the album contribute equally as a whole to the story very well!

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  • SO. SO. SO. SO. SO. MUCH!!!!!! I am SO impressed by the composers and musicians and everyone who brought this project together. Listening to the album over and over again makes me SO HAPPY. (I cannot express my joy and appreciation enough. If it didn't feel socially inappropriate this review would be in all caps with an excessive amount of exclamation marks.) These tracks have REALLY stood out to me so far (amid an entire album of incredible music): 1. Oathpact Abandoned - SUCH AN EPIC START TO THE ALBUM. IT'S PERFECT. 2. Assassin in White - PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT for that whole chapter. SO GOOD. I love the drums and the more electric-sounding components - it somehow really captures the feeling of Szeth and the entire fight. 9. The Blackthorn - one of my favorite tracks. It's so epic and the low brass playing the Knight's Radiant theme the first time just gives me CHILLS. I've been listening to it nonstop on repeat. <3 <3 <3 10. Alethi Codes of War - love love love love the melody / all the instrumental lines weaving in and out. Also one of my favorite pieces!!! 11. King's Wit - YOU CAPTURED HIM SO WELL!!!!!!!! The flutist is INCREDIBLE. This track makes me so happy/giggly. 12. You're in my Spot - also perfect. I have no words for how much I love this track. The emotions and the highs and lows and just... everything. You can picture the entire scene along with the music SO WELL. 13-16. Chasm Kata, Unite Them, Bridge Four Shield, and Highstorm - such amazing and epic pieces that fit their sections of the book SO WELL. I CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH. THE MUSIC IS SO PERFECT. I love the fiddle/violen in Kata, the epic dynamics in Shield and Highstorm; the differently-pace and lovely epicness of Unite Them... so good. 25. Tien - one of my favorite pieces, it absolutely breaks my heart every time I listen to it. The string melody and brass accompaniment/complement hit those emotional notes SO HARD, and especially the brief pause before the epic climactic section... UGHHHH I HAVE CHILLS. IT BREAKS MY HEART IN MANY MANY PIECES (which means you did good) 28. Warrior - I LOVE IT! Reminds me of the band "Within Temptation," whom I love, so I'll have to check this group out. :D 29. Shallan's Lullaby - ALSO PERFECT. SO SAD AND BEAUTIFUL AND HORRIFYINGLY TRAGIC AT THE END. I'm so glad you included this one!! I am curious, though - is the "Rhythm of Mourning" track a reference to the Parshendi? (I'm mildly confused because we didn't actually get a Parshendi perspective until Words of Radiance. Not that I have any issues with crossing over.) <3 Like I said... can't say it enough. This is my new favorite soundtrack. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
  • I'm currently rereading the way of kings with your musics, and it's epic ! My favorite songs from the album are Warrior, Thath and Wandersail. Hope you guys will do an 2nd album for words of radiance :)